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All Fact-checks for Ebola
stated on October 22, 2014 in an op-ed in the "New York Times"
"All of Liberia can produce less than one-third as much electricity as the Dallas Cowboys football stadium consumes at peak times."
stated on October 18, 2014 in the president's weekly national address
"You cannot get (Ebola) from just riding on a plane or bus."
stated on October 20, 2014 in a post on the Weekly Sift blog
Says Sen. Rand Paul’s 2011 budget "included a big cut in the CDC."
stated on October 16, 2014 in an interview with a New Hampshire radio station
Ebola is "incredibly contagious," "very transmissible" and "easy to catch."
stated on October 15, 2014 in a speech.
"$2.4 million of the NIH dollars was spent on ‘origami’ condoms."
stated on October 26, 2014 in comments on CNN's "State of the Union"
Says Thomas Eric Duncan came into the United States "with an elevated temperature."
stated on October 19, 2014 in an episode of "Meet the Press"
"Money towards the Ebola vaccine is basically cut in half to what it was. More cuts are coming under the congressional sequester."
stated on October 19, 2014 in an interview on CNN
"Obama, instead of nominating a health professional, he nominated someone who is an anti-gun activist (for surgeon general)."
stated on October 20, 2014 in a tweet
"U.S. troops are getting only 4 hours of Ebola training before deployment to Liberia."
stated on October 20, 2014 in an interview on MSNBC's "All in with Chris Hayes"
"We've had 27 (Ebola) outbreaks around the globe and they've never spread outside of the confines of the countries that were initially affected."
stated on October 19, 2014 in an interview on Fox News Sunday
Blocking travel from countries with Ebola should be possible because President Barack Obama "has sealed off Israel in the past."
stated on October 15, 2014 in a debate
The CDC is "spending money on things like jazzercise, urban gardening and massage therapy" that could be redirected to Ebola.
stated on October 19, 2014 in comments on ABC's "This Week"
"This (Ebola) is not as bad as SARS was in 2003."
stated on October 19, 2014 in comments on "Fox News Sunday"
Some doctors say Ebola can be transmitted through the air by "a sneeze or some cough."
stated on October 15, 2014 in a broadcast of the "Glenn Beck Program"
"Every time somebody new gets the Ebola virus, it mutates."
stated on October 12, 2014 in comments on CNN's "State of the Union"
"We were told there would never be a case of Ebola in the United States."
stated on October 7, 2014 in an article on the WND website
"According to a government supplier of emergency products, the Disaster Assistance Response Team was told to be prepared to be activated in the month of October for an outbreak of Ebola."
stated on September 21, 2014 in a broadcast of "Fox News Sunday"
Says President Barack Obama is "sending a much larger (force) " to deal with Ebola "than ISIS is getting."
stated on September 15, 2014 in a post on InfoWars.com
"The U.S. State Department has ordered 160,000 Hazmat suits for Ebola, prompting concerns that the federal government is anticipating the rapid spread" of the virus.
stated on August 25, 2014 in a campaign ad
Says Tom Cotton "voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola."
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By PolitiFact Staff • December 16, 2020